Organization profile

Organisation profile

Head of Sociological Research Laboratory
Dr. Vida Česnuitytė       

To reach positive impact upon society‘s development by using fundamental and applied sociological research, which will be grounded on classical and modern theory perspective including newest empirical knowledge, novel methodologies of social research and qualified human resources.


  • To analyze societies, social groups and individuals by conducting macro-, mezo- and micro-level sociological, comparative and interdisciplinary researches.
  • To provide services scientific expertise to institutions of public and private sectors, social partners, and other interested subjects.
  • To strengthen and broaden cooperation with Lithuanian and foreign sociologists’ academia through the joint research and other scientific activities.
  • To develop science of sociology through the dissemination of the research results in high-level national and international sociological and interdisciplinary scientific events and publications.
  • To educate the young generation of scientists who are able to apply and create innovations in sociological and interdisciplinary research.

Main research priorities:

  • Society of late modernity and change

topics: changes and transformations; social mobility; post-modernity; globalisation; IT penetration into social behaviour; individualism; individual life course; life style / way

  • Capitals and identities

topics: social capital; social networks; economic capital; cultural capital; intellectual capital; human resources; symbolic capital; social identity

  • Population and demographic behaviour

topics: family conception, formation and practices; fertility, children and childhood; parenthood, motherhood and fatherhood; elderly and ageing; death and mortality; migration

  • Social welfare and it’s policy

topics: social stratification; social inequality; vulnerability; social risks; social exclusion; social inclusion; integration; cohesion; solidarity; social policy; labour market policy and employment; social protection; welfare state; welfare society

  • Methodology and methods of sociological research

topics: quantitative research; qualitative research; comparative research; public opinion surveys; market research

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precariat Social Sciences
social dialogue Social Sciences
Baltic States Social Sciences
New Public Management Social Sciences
organizational culture Social Sciences
union and employers' representatives Social Sciences
public sector Social Sciences
social security Social Sciences

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Research Output 2017 2018

The characteristic features of social dialogue in the Baltics

Dvorak, J., Karnite, R. & Guogis, A., 2018, In : STEPP . 16, p. 26-36 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social dialogue
Baltic States
union and employers' representatives

Nacionalinių kultūrų svarba, siekiant viešojo sektoriaus modernizavimo reformų veiksmingumo

Translated title of the contribution: The significance of national cultures for the effectiveness of public sector‘s reformsRakšnys, A. V. & Guogis, A., 2017, In : Tiltai: socialiniai mokslai. 76, 1, p. 13-25 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
National cultures
Public sector reform
Public sector
Public services

Socialiniai ir ekonominiai prekariato plėtros aspektai

Translated title of the contribution: Socio-economic aspects of precariat developmentGuogis, A. & Rakšnys, A. V., 2017, In : Socialinis darbas: patirtis ir metodai . 19, 1, p. 11-25 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social security
work environment
social work